Chris has 20 years of experience serving in Local Government as an Elected Member. Chris became the Leader of Brentwood Borough Council in 2019 having held leadership roles in all the key portfolio areas including Planning, Housing, Resources and Assets, Audit and Scrutiny, Environment, Community Services, Community Safety and Leisure Services.
Driven by an ambition to deliver during his tenure as Leader, he saw the approval of the Council's LDP, growth in strategic acquisitions, development of the commercialisation agenda and he led Brentwood BC into a Strategic Partnership with Rochford DC in 2022. He has also been heavily involved in discussions around devolution and partnership working amongst Essex Councils.
He served as a member of the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel, Chaired the Community Safety Partnership and was Chairman of the South Essex Councils Partnership. Chris is an effective communicator with good analytical skills and strong insight into organisational behaviours, politics and people.
Communications, Community Engagement, Governance, Management and Staff development, Member Development, Strategy and Commercialism
Public Sector Experience
15 years +
Cambridgeshire, East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire
EELGA Clients: Southend City Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Basildon Borough Council, Castle Point Borough Council, Peterborough City Council, West Suffolk District Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Harlow District Council, Mid Suffolk District Council. LGA Clients: Pendle Borough Council, Spelthorne Borough Council, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council. Along with various private sector clients.
Member development, community engagement, commercialisation, partnership working, strategy, leadership, training and development, recruitment, constitution under a committee system, economic development and business relationships, process change, business improvement, communications, political perception, project management.